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    Default 45487 Sgt Ralph Wolton

    Another query arising from MotBoB. Amongst other items in the narrative is

    " On August 15th (1940), Wolton was shot down into the sea off Chesil Beach. He got out of the Spitfire, uninjured, and swam to a Buoy."

    I do not see any other reference to this incident BoBT&N, Mason's BoB, Foreman's FCWD etc.

    Does anyone have a serial for this please?

    TIA

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    daveW

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    Default 45487 Sgt Ralph Wolton

    Hi Dave,

    A link to an auction, where you can find a description, how he came out of the aircraft.


    http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-good-group-of-log-books-and-other-items-relatin-1-c-74j9jun0xw


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    Default Ralph Wolton

    Hi Finn

    I can't open this - more info please.

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    Default 45487 Sgt Ralph Wolton

    Hi Brian,

    Link is okay, but here you have an excerpt:

    "Wolton's log book entries during the Battle of Britain are a modest testimony to the intense activity that pilots were subjected to. Notable events in this period include the shooting down of a Do 17 (25th July) and Ju 88 (26th September), being shot down into the sea off Chesil Beach ( 15th August) and baling out after losing a wing at about 20,000ft (11 th October). Cuthbert Orde, in his notes of his meeting with Wolton, describes how, on 15th August, he was too low to use his parachute to leave his crippled Spitfire.

    Not wishing to plunge into the sea inside the aircraft, he jumped out and hit the water at around 150mph! He then swam several miles to a buoy and was eventually rescued.

    Wolton's log contains the Lyme Regis Hospital discharge certificate, having had treatment to a lacerated leg sustained in this incident."

    Wonder, who bought his log books!

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    Default Ralph Wolton

    Many thanks for that, Finn

    Most interesting.

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    Gents,
    What was the Spitfire serial ?
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    Henk.

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    Finn

    Thanks for the link. An incredible story!

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    Wolton is mentioned in Eagle Day By Richard Collier....

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    Perhaos someone can eliminate these Spitfires....


    http://www.152hyderabad.co.uk/html/aircraft.html

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    Hi Paul

    I started to do just that, but the list is incomplete. Just the two K serials for instance.

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    DaveW

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